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Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

College Graduation: A Very Special Mother's Day Gift

Don McNay | Posted 07.04.2011 | College
Don McNay

Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day this year. It is also graduation day at Northern Kentucky University. I'll be at Northern, watching my nephew, Nick McNay, go through the graduation procession.

Ashley Judd and the Quest for Perfection

Don McNay | Posted 06.23.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Ashley Judd appears to have a perfect life, and being the sibling of a perfect child can be tough. Just like Wynonna, I have a problem with food.

The Person We Should Be Moving Our Money to

Don McNay | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Over 4 million people moved their money from Wall Street Banks in 2010, according to Sara Ackerman, project coordinator for Move Your Money. I bought...

Keeneland: The Book

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Just give me one more crack at the ol' race track -The Mills Brothers As the son of a professional gambler, I spent a lot of my childhood at race t...

A Beginner's Guide to Stopping Payday Lenders

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When people wanting to get rid of payday lending get organized and vote out a couple of payday lending supporters, the rest of the legislatures will take them seriously.

UPDATED: What to Do if You Win the Mega Million Jackpot & can you stay anonymous

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You would think that after having overcome trillion-to-one odds, the idea of running through the money would seem silly to most lottery winners. But 90 percent of people do just that within five years of winning the jackpot.

The Next Generation of Kentucky's Political Leadership

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I recently asked a number of people in the "political know" of Kentucky the question. "Who do you see emerging as the next leaders of Kentucky?"

Wealth Without Wall Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If you trace the history of almost any national company, you'll find that somewhere along the way a story in a publication put that company in the spotlight.

Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners Study

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You can see why bailouts fail. Wall Street and lottery winners have a common bond. They have access to easy money without restraints.

Money and the Magic Pill

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Right now, the top six "too big to fail" banks control about 70% of the wealth in America. Here's how we can all change that.

Was "Financial Reform" Really Robin Hood In Reverse?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Financial Reform" will be a boom for people in the payday loan business. There will be many new customers who need bank-like services. It's almost like Congress implemented a plan of "Reverse Robin Hood."

On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

Lay the Favorite and Wall Street Ethics

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Lay The Favorite is Beth Raymer's debut book that revolves around her life as an assistant to a professional gambler in Las Vegas. I recommend it. And I hope the author can someday get past her lack of ethics and conscience.

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

Goldman Sachs and the Ghost of Sam Erwin

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Any stand-up comic knows that a great way to draw attention is to use profanity. Thus, it is truly sad to see a Senator I used to respect like Carl Levin fall for that tactic.

Is Being Anti-Goldman Sachs Being Anti-American?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The real scandal of the entire bailout mess was how money was funneled through AIG to pay "counterparties" like Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar.

Sentencing Kids to "Life or Meth"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

"People don't you understand, the child needs a helping hand." - Elvis Presley. I walked by a car in a parking lot that had a sticker on it that...

Why Term Limits Don't Work

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

Like much of America, I'm down on professional politicians. I'm tired of people getting in office to line their pockets, suck up to lobbyists and constantly run for re-election.

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think they are smarter than the credit card game. It reminds me of people who are trying to outfox casinos.

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Things to Consider When Taking a Buyout or Severance Package (Video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've found that people leaving old line companies, even with a severance package, were more bitter than those where companies treated employees like interchangeable parts.

When to Take a Severance Package

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Companies offering severance packages have generally sold the concept of lifetime employment concept. They are not places that fire employees without warning.

ATT: Reaching out and Ripping off Long Distance Customers. Like Me.

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Each month, I pay for unlimited long distance service. Yet each month, ATT sends me a bill for all my long distance calls, at 33 cents a minute. This has happened for six consecutive months.